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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a “Puppy-Pipeline”

This video traces the “doggies in the window” found at local pet stores back to the commercial breeder where they came from— what the investigative team at Indiana’s Channel 13 found wasn’t pretty.

One of the easiest ways you can help put an end to “puppy-pipelines” like the one featured in this video is by always, always, always adopting!

According to the Humane Society of the United States, puppy mills continue to thrive because they prey on unknowing consumers who are charmed by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on legitimate-seeming websites.

So, if you’re thinking about getting a new dog, learn how to shop smart by clicking HERE, and visit your local pet stores and encourage them to implement “puppy friendly” policies by refusing to sell puppies in their store and support homeless pet adoptions instead.

You can also contact your federal and state legislators and let them know that you’re concerned about the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills and want the puppy mill issue to be a priority for Congress. In your letter, ask them to expand the reach of the Animal Welfare Act to include kennels that sell large numbers of puppies directly to the public.

You can also help the HSUS spread the word about the cruelty behind the cuteness by becoming an advocate, signing the pledge to stop puppy mills HERE, and by sIgning up on Facebook.

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